Scoreboard Spotlight: Dave Moore Blasts Missile Command & More!

Twin Galaxies Editorial Staff,

February 4, 2024 8:37 PM

In 1983, moviegoers learned that the only winning move is not to play – except when it came to chasing a Twin Galaxies world record!

It's February already? Time flies when you're grinding out a high score, or a fastest time - or both! And fortunately, we're able to take a front seat and take in all of this competitive goodness with the latest Scoreboard Spotlight. As always, our work wasn't easy in choosing just five highlights from the past week of accepted submissions that made their way onto the TG leaderboards. For this installment, we'll drive the wrong way, play some ball, hang out with rabbids, try out the Sylfer space fighter, and learn a lesson in thermonuclear war.

MyOwnWorstEnemy – Test Drive 2 (PlayStation 2) – Fastest Lap

MyOwnWorstEnemy out-muscled the CPU competition and whipped up a new TG record on Test Drive: Eve of Destruction for the PS2. The fans gathered at the Kenyon track to a crowd favorite – a Whip Around Race where the drivers reverse direction half way down the track to race the opposite direction. MyOwn jumped into the lead and toppled an 18 year-old record with a fastest lap time of 16.7 seconds.

Daniel Ocampo  –  Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz (Nintendo Wii) – Longest Hit

Daniel Ocampo aimed for the bleachers and hit the mark with a new TG record on Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz for the Nintendo Wii. Having a party with the Homerun Derby, Daniel put in the time and work with his swings until pitch #8 came up with a “longest hit” record written all over it – 715.32 feet to be exact, beating a 14 year-old record by 2 feet.

Don Atreides – Rayman Raving Rabbids (Nintendo Wii) – Fastest Time

Don Atreides was a gamer on fire as he netted a fastest time on the Nintendo Wii party game Rayman Raving Rabbids. Competing on the “Bunnies are not ostriches” mini-game, Don unearthed a group of super-bunnies who got stuck upside down by dropping the plunger in record time – 33.19 seconds to clear the stage for a new TG record. 

ivanstorm – Dogyuun (M.A.M.E.) – Points

ivanstorm knew he had to act fast to save the colonists on the arcade shooter Dogyuun. Assuming control of the futuristic Sylfer space fighter, ivanstorm harnessed the craft's incredible firepower to destroy the alien race of metallic robots before finishing his mission with 745,00 points.

Dave Moore – Missile Command (Arcade) – Points

New TG member Dave Moore made an explosive debut on the TG leaderboard with an absolute classic – Atari's 1980 arcade release Missile Command. Bombarded by waves of ICBM missiles, Dave kept up the counterattack for over 60 intense minutes. Check out the highlight video as Dave expertly launches his missiles to destroy the incoming assault in a perfect line of fire – it's poetry in motion that led to a final score of 1,249,460 points to take 6th place. Congratulations!

This covers our Scoreboard Spotlight for this week. As a reminder, these were just a few of exceptional records that were adjudicated and accepted recently. Every record that made it through verification and landed on our leaderboards has a well-deserved place in the Twin Galaxies gaming pantheon.

Keep scoring high, finishing fast, and game on!


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